Outline of Vietnam

Property sector invites global interest

A fizzing stock market, a series of continuing government deregulation and investment incentives, a fast-growing market and expanding foreign investment is helping to turn Vietnam into the latest Asian tiger.

Friday, 23 November, 2007, 12:00am

Vietnam follows China onto world stage

If China's deepening involvement across the diplomatic stage has been one of the most striking international developments of the past decade, then, in a smaller way, the emergence of neighbouring Vietnam is also remarkable.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

PM sets ambitious four-year deadline for prosperity

It is 20 years since the collapse of Vietnam's planned economy in the mid-1980s forced its Communist Party leadership to launch market reforms under the banner of doi moi, or renovation.

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

From the fall of Saigon to the rise of Vietnam

The 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon yesterday evoked painful memories of a war that claimed more than 3 million lives.

But the celebrations in Vietnam were less concerned with recalling the past than on looking to the nation's future. The message from the government was one of reconciliation.

1 May 2005 - 12:00am

Blueprint for future highlights unresolved issues

Vietnam's doors, it seems, are not going to open any wider.

That is one clear message from the sweeping policy blueprint published on Tuesday to guide the Communist Party's upcoming congress.

As Vietnamese and foreign analysts digest the 57-page tome, many are struck by how widely its tone and intent seems to vary page to page.

11 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Developers face fight to fund Viet projects

DEVELOPERS chasing big profits from property in Vietnam face a ''major obstacle'' in getting finance, according to a report by property company Richard Ellis and the Vietnam Fund, the first investment management company with a Vietnam office.

18 Mar 1993 - 12:00am